Last modified on 9 September 2013, at 20:11

SmallO@NearSfhead-PalmBack Release

American Sign LanguageEdit

Etymology 1Edit

ProductionEdit

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL SmallO@NearSfhead-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “Small O” handshape within a few inches of the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Release the index finger from the thumb, extending it fully to the following posture.
    3. ASL 1@NearSfhead-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape within a few inches of the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple, dominant palm facing back.
    4. Optionally close the index finger back to the thumb and release it again.
GUH Hand LUH Hand LUH Move GUH Move GUH Hand LUH Hand
GUH Palm LUH Palm Second Second GUH Palm LUH Palm
GUH Position LUH Separation Third Third
closed-X Flap 1
ASL SmallO@NearSfhead-PalmBack.jpg
ASL 1@NearSfhead-PalmBack.jpg
In In
Close to Body
GUH Side
of Forehead


VerbEdit

ASL 1@NearSfhead-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: UNDERSTAND)

  1. to understand

Etymology 2Edit

Shaking the head “no” while producing the sign UNDERSTAND (above).

ProductionEdit

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced while shaking the head “no” (turning it from side to side):
    1. ASL SmallO@NearSfhead-PalmBack DONT-UNDERSTAND 1.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “Small O” handshape within a few inches of the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Release the index finger from the thumb, extending it fully to the following posture.
    3. ASL SmallO@NearSfhead-PalmBack Release DONT-UNDERSTAND 2.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape within a few inches of the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple, dominant palm facing back.
    4. Optionally close the index finger back under the thumb and release again.

VerbEdit

ASL SmallO@NearSfhead-PalmBack DONT-UNDERSTAND 1.jpg (ASL gloss: DONT-UNDERSTAND)

  1. not to understand
SynonymsEdit